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From Jan 19

Perched at the crossroads of Middle Eastern history for centuries and the spiritual home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Israel remains a must-visit destination for anyone eager to understand this dynamic, always-changing region. Explore the historic towns of Bethlehem and Nazareth, soak in the energy of vibrant Tel Aviv, and experience a soul-stirring connection to ancient and modern sites and peoples. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.

Middle East
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DOIE.C/224188
  • Starts: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Finishes: Jerusalem, Israel
You will Visit
  • Tel Aviv
  • Haifa
  • Galilee
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tel Aviv

Arrive at any time.
There will be the chance to head out for an optional dinner with the group.

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Day 2: Tel Aviv/Haifa

This morning explore vibrant Tel Aviv. Enjoy an orientation walk in historic Jaffa before driving up the coast to a Druze community for a local lunch. After, continue to Haifa, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea.

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Day 3: Haifa/Nazareth/Galilee

Visit Akko and explore its colourful markets and old city. After, travel to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Continue to the Sea of Galilee for the evening.


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Day 4: Galilee/Jericho

Tour the Sea of Galilee area, including the Church of Transfiguration and the ruins of Capernaum. Also visit a local Kibbutz to learn about this interesting communal lifestyle. Continue to Jericho for the night.

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Day 5: Negev/Dead Sea/Jericho

Visit the fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, relax at the Dead Sea with time to swim before continuing to Jerusalem for the night.
Travel to Masada, and visit the famous rock fortress on a guided tour with our CEO. Opt to hike (or ride) to the top and learn more about this ancient place.

Continue on to the fascinating Dead Sea. Cover yourself in the healing mud, bob like a cork in very salty water, or enjoy a little sunbathing on the shore.

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Day 6: Jerusalem

Take a guided walk through the Old City Starting at the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque courtyard. After, walk along the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the winding alleyways and quarters and continue on to the western wall. This afternoon is free to explore on your own, this evening, opt to take a cooking class.

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Day 7: Jerusalem

Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. Return to Jerusalem and opt to visit museums or explore on your own.
Travel to biblical Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity before heading to Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. What started as a camp has become a thriving town and here we learn more about the situation of the Palestinians in Israel and what daily life here is all about.

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Day 8: Jerusalem

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Druze Village Visit and Traditional Lunch , Isfiya Druze Village
    • Old Jerusalem walking tour
    • Refugee camp community visit
    • Bethlehem visit
    • Dead Sea visit with swim
    • Masada guided tour
    • Sea of Galilee region tour
    • Akko and Nazareth visits
    • Tel Aviv orientation tour including Old Port of Jaffa
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem
  • Meet a local Druze family
  • Wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem.